You know it’s gonna get tough when the preservationists get involved. I’m not even joking. For anyone who”s ever been involved in a land dispute, renovation project, or any other architectural issue involving historically important buildings, you know that trying to get one over on the preservationists is a monumental task.
This Washington Post article lays out the details, but this is yet another roadblock, opening salvo in a battle for the soul of The Corcoran Gallery of Art that it going to start taking shape more clearly in the next few months. Stay tuned.
I would like to point out that I’m in grad school for historic preservation because I’m tired of preservationists being obstructionists—and I’m tired of people who deal with preservationists thinking that they need to “get one over” them. That’s true enough now (in this case/in most cases, I disagree with what the D.C. Preservation League is doing), but it doesn’t have to be. It would suck if everything were a house museum, wouldn’t it?